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ON CURRENT AFFAIRS, 2021

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KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for June 2021:

Classic:
The greatest service the teacher can render the student is to increase his freedom—his free range of activity and thought and his power of control.
— Mary Parker Follett, "The Teacher-Student Relation," 1928.

 

Direct:
Reciprocity insists that in the pedagogical scale of values, first place be reserved for every individual student's autonomous intellectual development, whether that is in the direction we approve, or not.
"On Trying Not to Be a Kierkegaardian Professor,"Atlanta, Georgia, 1985.

Garden moment for June 2021:

For most of the year, the golden chain tree (Laburnum anagyroidesn) is unnoticed, unremarkable. It has fifteen days of fame every spring, as shown in the photo below. This specimen is in the front yard of one our neighbours on River Road, Niagara Falls, Canada.


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